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  Obama nominates Brownsville judge to federal bench
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 19 - President Obama on Thursday nominated state District Judge Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr., of Brownsville to become a U.S. federal judge.
  Torres: Sad to report that Isabel was deported
SAN JUAN, August 29 - We are sad to report that despite our efforts, La Unión del Pueblo Entero member Isabel Barbosa was deported.
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    García: Juan Bautista Chapa, explorer, conqueror, historian
EDINBURG, August 23 - Following the landing in 1528 on what is now Texas soil of Alvar Cabeza de Vaca and his Spanish soldiers, other explorers followed.
    López: Past deeds pave our path to the future
SAN ANTONIO, August 10 - As the crown jewel of our blended Hispanic and Native American family roots in Texas, the Tejano Monument in Austin shines bright on the south lawn of the state capitol building.
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    Flynn: Border threat has been ongoing concern for past decade
AUSTIN, August 9 - As the influx in alien border crossings continues to increase and receive statewide and national attention, it has become increasingly apparent that there is a perception that Texas has only recently suffered from limited personnel and resources on the border.
    Seifert: Increased military could squelch Valley's momentum
AUSTIN, August 5 - Mike Seifert, network weaver for RGV Equal Voice, today gave testimony at the state Capitol in opposition to further militarization of the border.
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  Obama nominates Brownsville judge to federal bench
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 19 - President Obama on Thursday nominated state District Judge Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr., of Brownsville to become a U.S. federal judge.
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  Torres: Sad to report that Isabel was deported
SAN JUAN, August 29 - We are sad to report that despite our efforts, La Unión del Pueblo Entero member Isabel Barbosa was deported.
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  García: Juan Bautista Chapa, explorer, conqueror, historian
EDINBURG, August 23 - Following the landing in 1528 on what is now Texas soil of Alvar Cabeza de Vaca and his Spanish soldiers, other explorers followed.
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  López: Past deeds pave our path to the future
SAN ANTONIO, August 10 - As the crown jewel of our blended Hispanic and Native American family roots in Texas, the Tejano Monument in Austin shines bright on the south lawn of the state capitol building.
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  Flynn: Border threat has been ongoing concern for past decade
AUSTIN, August 9 - As the influx in alien border crossings continues to increase and receive statewide and national attention, it has become increasingly apparent that there is a perception that Texas has only recently suffered from limited personnel and resources on the border.
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  Seifert: Increased military could squelch Valley's momentum
AUSTIN, August 5 - Mike Seifert, network weaver for RGV Equal Voice, today gave testimony at the state Capitol in opposition to further militarization of the border.
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  Gallego invites Boehner to visit border region
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 5 - U.S. Representative Pete P. Gallego has invited House Speaker John Boehner to visit his district on the Texas-Mexico border.
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  Acevedo: A Brief History of the Rio Grande Valley, Part I
LAS VEGAS, New Mexico, July 20 - At present there are many concurrent and integrated social issues affecting the lower Texas Rio Grande Valley.
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  Seifert: 'Thank you for visiting me'
BROWNSVILLE, July 20 - Sara is from San Pedro Sula, a large city in Honduras. She has wiry hair and a four year old who has figured out how to knot one of her bags to her small backpack.
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  Sisters of Mercy: Debunking the myths of why Central American children are coming
McALLEN, July 1 - Currently, two misconceptions are being cited in the media and by politicians.
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  Bishop Flores: Is it a crisis? It is for the children
BROWNSVILLE, June 30 - The work continues, as the many Catholic Charities workers and volunteers seek to address the needs of the women and children who have come to us from Central America and Mexico.
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  Darling: Here's what's really happening on the South Texas-Mexico border
McAllen, June 30 - The city of McAllen — grappling with the humanitarian effort brought about by the influx of thousands of immigrant families and unaccompanied youth into the country this year — has found itself at the center of an extraordinary immigration situation.
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  Sisters of Mercy: Violence in Central America the main cause of immigrant influx
McALLEN, June 29 – The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas’ Institute Leadership Team says it is “deeply troubled” that thousands of Central American children are forced to flee their home countries because of out-of-control violence in the region.
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  Seifert: Unaccompanied Child Immigrants
BROWNSVILLE, June 29 - On Christmas Eve, 1991, I was preparing to celebrate Mass. I was at Casa Romero, a hospitality center for refugees set up by the Diocese of Brownsville in response to a massive number of Central Americans fleeing violence by heading north to the USA.
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  Acevedo: I am the Mexican
MADRID, New Mexico, June 29 - Guardian columnist Baltazar Acevedo y Arispe, Jr., has penned a poem titled "I am the Mexican."
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  Rogers: A humanitarian crisis? And then some.
SAN BENITO, June 27 - According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition of the word refugee (ref•u•gee) in English is: A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
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  Rodríguez: Missing the Point on Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border
EL PASO, June 23 - The issue of immigration reform has been on the hot burner since the McCain-Kennedy bill of 2005.
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  Muñoz: Reporters get chance to visit immigration detention center
BROWNSVILLE, June 19 - On Wednesday, reporters in separate groups of up to seven individuals, from local, national and international news outlets, including The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Televisa and Univision were escorted through the Border Patrol holding facility at Veterans Bridge in Brownsville, Texas.
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  López: “Yo Solo”
SAN ANTONIO, June 19 - Few courageous stories of New Spain personalities surpass the brilliant career of General Bernardo de Gálvez (1746-1786). A man of such rare courage, King Carlos III awarded him the royal motto “Yo Solo”. While that may seem too bold a slogan, he earned it justly.
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  Pimentel: Valley's compassion for immigrants is shining through
McALLEN, June 14 - The care and compassion for the stranger that defines the Rio Grande Valley is now on full display at the assistance centers that have been set up for the huge influx of mothers and children from Central America.
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  Cuellar: Our policy on OTMs is sending wrong message to Central America
McALLEN, June 13 - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar has blasted the Obama administration over its handling of the Other Than Mexican immigration surge.
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  Cuellar to speak with unaccompanied minors detained by Border Patrol
McALLEN, June 13 - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar will meet and speak on Saturday with some of the unaccompanied minors detained by Border Patrol at its facility in McAllen.
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  Pharr leader wins high praise from big box developers
PHARR, June 7 - Big box retail project executives are fulsome in their praise of Pharr City Manager Fred Sandoval and the economic development team he has assembled at city hall.
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  Congressman Hinojosa visits Normandy for 70th Anniversary of D-Day
MERCEDES, June 6 - U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa was in Normandy, France, on Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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  López: Preserving Tejano Texas is not an option; it’s a must!
SAN ANTONIO, June 1 - No one knows exactly why after 1848, our Spanish Mexican ancestors were unable to maintain their long. well-documented chronicle as the founders of Texas. What is known is that some tried.
   
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Obama nominates Brownsville judge to federal bench

Torres: Sad to report that Isabel was deported

García: Juan Bautista Chapa, explorer, conqueror, historian

López: Past deeds pave our path to the future

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